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I couldn't think of anything original to call this. It was taken a week ago at an open garden event but has had a little texture applied - hopefully not too much? Comments and criticisms are welcome - and thanks for looking.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/50 secsec
ISO:200
Title:Foxglove detail
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:21 Jun 2012 - 4:04 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Foxglove, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:54
Voters:Badgerfred · mikbee · sweetpea62 · Cor · CaroleS · CarolG · pamelajean · WhiteRose1 · taggart · GERRYGENTRY · fentiger · andylea · mrswoolybill · jonwebber · tonyguitar · barbarahirst · Cliff1944 · Scottishlandscapes · gwynn56 · jdinne · stuart1963 · Michaela_Solway · Philip_H · RonnieAG · franken · woolybill1 · lifesnapper · 1881 · morpheus1955 · snappersue · marktc · Lillian · Alan_Baseley · cabbie · derekhansen · gajewski · nonur · Glostopcat · Buffalo_Tom · posty57 · saeidNL · jasonrwl · Rock · martinjp · annettep38 · ugly · danbrann · Joline · Deep_Bhatia · nicedayout · ChiliMan · graceland · Mavis · Niknut ·
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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 4:13 PM

Oh,I don't think we need fancy titles for our images Ann !!
A fine shot here.
Although I would have called it,
''A Herbacious Perenial Study In Lavender''
But that is just me !!
Mick.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 4:22 PM

Wonderful details Ann,love the back ground,well done..Lin

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 4:25 PM

The texture is just right Ann, so far foxgloves have defeated me. This image is a beauty.
Carole

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 4:37 PM

A fine presentation of this beautiful foxglove, Ann, superb colour and detail. Carol

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1742 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:15 PM

I like Mick's idea, and so have come up with "spike of finger-like flowers of the biennial herbaceous digitalis purpurea shrub", but seriously, I like the detail you have captured, rather than the whole flower, showing some closed and some open fingers with the pretty spotting inside.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:21 PM

"digital Digitalis" - and I agree with Carole, taken loads and given up!! Like the texture, Ann, and the matt tones.

Dave

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:21 PM

Superb capture of a notoriously difficult flower to capture-- Good choices made here!

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:34 PM

A really attractive composition. "Lady's Glove"?

Albert

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:36 PM

beautiful detail ann wonderful colour and tones love the textured bg a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1266 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:39 PM

Excellent. I find these very difficult flowers to photograph, they're so regular.
I'm seeing a lot more interest in them here.
Moira

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jonwebber
jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 5:47 PM

Wonderful!! Is that a touch of backlighting I can see around the stem?
jon

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AnnChown
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21 Jun 2012 - 5:48 PM


Quote: Wonderful!! Is that a touch of backlighting I can see around the stem?
jon

I think so... the smallest amount. Smile

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tonyguitar
21 Jun 2012 - 5:51 PM

This is an excellent image in every way except one. Composition.
It, like so many images, is dead center. That speaks of 'document' rather than art. Leaning against the left frame may be .. will be better. With a slight left lean is ok too.
Also, diagonal, corner to corner can sometimes work.

Everybody loves you Foxglove just as is, so rest assured it's good. I just can't resist your invitation to comment critique-wise. TG

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 6:09 PM

just love Mikbee's comment .... SmileSmile
such a pretty colour especially the interior. I would also line to see the full bloom

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 6:23 PM

You'll soon be an expert in lightroom and a few other software bundles, a soft but pleasant subdued image Ann, it would make a nice image on a Birthday Card. That's a compliment not a criticism.

Dougie

"Bell's afore ye go".

Last Modified By Scottishlandscapes at 21 Jun 2012 - 6:24 PM

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Michaela_Solway

Lovely close up.. I like the "pyramid" arrangement .. ( heavier at bottom than top)
Great details of this very photogenic flower

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:08 PM

Your texturing is so appropriate to the subject which you have captured so well, Ann. The foxgloves are such lovely flowers to capture but challenging in so many ways.
You have got a fine image here though.
Ronnie.

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franken
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21 Jun 2012 - 7:10 PM

Lovely image Ann.

Ken

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woolybill1
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21 Jun 2012 - 7:15 PM

One of my favourite flowers - unusual I think to see so many of the blooms closed. One or two of them even appear to have slight indigestion Grin
I rather like the effect, it's gentle and rather sweet. And the discreet rim-lighting is a treat.
Regards
Bill

I collected some fine weather for you yesterday but it escaped overnight Sad

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1881
1881  3 India
21 Jun 2012 - 7:17 PM

LOVELY details.
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morpheus1955
21 Jun 2012 - 7:18 PM

Stunning shot Ann, fabulous colours and beautifully captured.

Hugh

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:18 PM

A nicely worked image Ann, and we have one just like this in our Garden, but it was supposed to have been White Smile

John Smile

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marktc
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21 Jun 2012 - 7:48 PM

Beautiful shot Ann, excellent colour and stunning detail.

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Lillian
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21 Jun 2012 - 8:21 PM

Such a great softness here Ann
really beautiful
Lillian

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derekhansen
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21 Jun 2012 - 9:42 PM

Lovely processing Ann and the way you have framed the image drawing the viewer towards the light catching the stems "hairs" is very clever.
Derek

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gajewski
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21 Jun 2012 - 10:02 PM

Great close-up with a very nice background.
-=\walter

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nonur
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21 Jun 2012 - 10:18 PM


Quote: Great close-up with a very nice background.
-=\walter

+1. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Glostopcat
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21 Jun 2012 - 11:29 PM

Not an easy flower to photograph but you've done really well here and presented it so superbly. The textured background works well

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posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 6:30 AM

Brilliantly simple...if that makes sense...

Barry

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 7:22 AM

Beautiful and lovely image indeed,very well done,
saeid

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22 Jun 2012 - 7:22 AM

Very well done indeed Ann
Jason

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Rock
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22 Jun 2012 - 8:11 AM

Great pov on this delightful shot.

Rock

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annettep38
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22 Jun 2012 - 9:07 AM

well processed and a lovely crop from new to fully open.

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ugly
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22 Jun 2012 - 9:52 AM

A very nice macro..
Nice colours and nice detail...
Well done...

Dave

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diplodicus
22 Jun 2012 - 9:55 AM

It's me!Grin

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 10:10 AM


Quote: It's me!Grin

Hello! Well, where's me vote then?!! Wink

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danbrann
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22 Jun 2012 - 11:53 AM

Often the part is better than the whole and you have just demonstrated that here.

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Joline
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22 Jun 2012 - 12:11 PM

A very lovely flower, and you've gotten the best part.

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Deep_Bhatia
22 Jun 2012 - 1:07 PM

Shapes, forms and colors are marvelous Ann. Deep

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ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 3:45 PM

Ohhh...wonderful shot and image, Ann Smile

Andrew

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Niknut
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27 Jun 2012 - 8:15 PM

Oooer ?....missed this beauty !!!!.......lovely colours & clarity !!!

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